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  • Napoleon to Nasser: The Story of Modern Egyptby Raymond Flower

    Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The story of modern Egypt is more than just a cavalcade of colourful personalities. To get beneath the skin of the Egyptians themselves it is essential to recognize the pressures to which they have so long been subjected; to understand how, overburdened by history and exiled from power in their own land, they have been elbowed out by foreign manipulation... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Kenyaby Philip Briggs

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 25.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Kenya will lead you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer. Packed with full-color photography, illustrations, and maps, this updated guide explores Kenya's many dynamic features, from the spectacular wildlife and breathtaking national parks, to the lively nightlife and cultural attractions of Nairobi.... more...

  • The State of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...

  • Consider Somalilandby Marleen Renders

    BRILL 2012; US$ 95.00

    Can ?traditional? leaders and institutions help to build more legitimate, accountable and effective governments in polities or ?states? under (re)construction? This book investigates the fascinating case of ?Somaliland?, the 20-year old non-recognized state which emerged from Somalia?s conflict and state collapse. more...

  • And Then Life Happensby Auma Obama

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 27.26

    A moving account about life in two cultures, and Auma Obama's relationship with her brother, Barack. more...

  • The Dilemma of Recognitionby Carla Schraml

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 59.95

    How can the salience of ethnicity in Rwandan and Burundian politics be overcome? How can this salience be approached analytically? And why, exactly, is it that it is potentially conflict-prone? This book gives answers to these questions on the basis of what Rwandan and Burundian interviewees expressed as taken for granted and real. In particular, it... more...

  • Einführung in die Ägyptologieby Erik Hornung

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 183.11

    Immer noch ist unser Gesamtbild der altägyptischen Kultur in stetiger Bewegung. Der Verfasser versucht, einen knappen, aber möglichst vollständigen Abriss seines Faches vorzulegen. Von der Entstehung der Wissenschaft der Ägyptologie ausgehend werden Schrift und Sprache, Literatur und Musik, Religion, Staat, geisteswissenschaftliche Grundlagen, Geschichte,... more...

  • Vaterschaftstest für Pharaoby Dirk Husemann

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 36.24

    So umstritten Genetik in der modernen Medizin ist, so einstimmig begrüßen Historiker und Archäologen die neuen Methoden, denn die Gene verraten nicht nur, wie der Mensch entstand, sondern auch, wie er die Erde besiedelte und sie sich untertan machte. Ja sogar prähistorische Mordfälle geraten ins Visier der Genetiker: So wirft etwa die molekularbiologische... more...

  • Grasp the Shield Firmly the Journey is Hardby Siso Zedekia

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 37.05

    This book is a compilation of oral histories about the movement of Luo and some Bantu-speaking peoples. It includes histories of many clans or ethnic groups, and how drought, warfare, disease, and competition over pastoral resources in western Kenya forced them to look for a land that they could call their own. Highly entertaining, the stories cross... more...

  • Kenya from Withinby Ross W. McGregor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

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